And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat of rams. Because it is like the sin of witchcraft, to rebel: and like the crime of idolatry, to refuse to obey.
1 SAMUEL 15:22-23a DOUAY-RHEIMS
I have a friend who I was telling of my misgivings concerning Pope Francis, Father Jerk, the Novus Ordo, and Vatican II. He did not dispute any of these things with me, but he asked me if anything good had come out of Vatican II. I drew a blank, and he reminded me of the Universal Call to Holiness. I had to agree with him on that. The Universal Call to Holiness was the best and probably only good thing to come out of Vatican II.
Readers familiar with the story of Pandora’s Box will recall that Pandora was tempted and opened a box that released all the troubles and calamities in the world. Similarly, the Church was tempted and opened their own Pandora’s Box with Vatican II. But the Gentle Reader will recall that Hope was the last thing to emerge from the Box. With Vatican II, the Hope that emerged was found in the Universal Call to Holiness. Here is the relevant quotation from Chapter 5 of Lumen Gentium:
Thus it is evident to everyone, that all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity; by this holiness as such a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society. In order that the faithful may reach this perfection, they must use their strength accordingly as they have received it, as a gift from Christ. They must follow in His footsteps and conform themselves to His image seeking the will of the Father in all things. They must devote themselves with all their being to the glory of God and the service of their neighbor. In this way, the holiness of the People of God will grow into an abundant harvest of good, as is admirably shown by the life of so many saints in Church history.
The classes and duties of life are many, but holiness is one—that sanctity which is cultivated by all who are moved by the Spirit of God, and who obey the voice of the Father and worship God the Father in spirit and in truth. These people follow the poor Christ, the humble and cross-bearing Christ in order to be worthy of being sharers in His glory. Every person must walk unhesitatingly according to his own personal gifts and duties in the path of living faith, which arouses hope and works through charity.
It has been a problem for a long time in the Church the idea that holiness is reserved exclusively to those called to the priesthood and to religious vocations. The laity came to be regarded as second class Christians who could hope to maybe land in Purgatory at the end of their earthly days. That attitude seems ironic today with both priests and religious displaying such deplorable behavior that they make a typical member of the Hell’s Angels look like saints in comparison. The fact that you can’t trust to have your children alone with a priest shows how low these evil people have fallen.
Holiness is for everyone including the laity. It is ironic that the holiness today can be found almost exclusively among the laity who call out the priests, prelates, sodomites, and lesbonuns of the Roman Catholic Church. Here is what Archbishop Fulton Sheen prophesied:
Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious.
This prophecy is being fulfilled today with various individuals and apostolates calling out the filth seen among the priests, prelates, and religious of the Church. Those scoundrels wish that the laity would know their place and remain in it. We are not doing that. The layperson is called to the same holiness and mission as those who wear habits and collars.
Recently, the SSPX has had its dirty laundry aired in public. The shocker for most people is that an organization that opposes Vatican II and the Novus Ordo and champions tradition and the Latin Mass would have such filth among its ranks. It is as bad or even worse than what exists among the modernist filth in the Catholic Church. How could this happen? The answer should be obvious.
God wants our obedience. The SSPX is wedded to disobedience. Like King Saul, their intentions were splendid, but they disobeyed and have remained in disobedience ever since. Celebrating the Mass in Latin ad orientem is a splendid sacrifice, but God really wants his priests to be chaste and obedient. I know. That is a real shocker.
The SSPX are not the good guys. My personal opinion is that their rebellion has created a sweet gig for them. They get to run the show while giving a finger to the bishop. and the pewsitters of the SSPX are told to be obedient to this alternative authority that has no legitimate authority. Now, we see the bitter fruit of this disobedience. The sickening part is seeing certain Catholic laypersons who had no qualms calling out Francis and the filth coming to the defense of the SSPX.
This story is still ongoing, but I must remind Gentle Readers that there exist parishes and fraternities within the Roman Catholic Church who are obedient that celebrate the Latin Mass and expose the errors of the modernists. This is not a choice between orthodoxy and error. This is a choice between obedience and disobedience. The priests and prelates of the SSPX are disobedient sons of the Church. As such, they belong to those who practice witchcraft and idolatry.